Several traffic police officers have faced the wrath of the law, in regard to corruption-related allegations.
According to a source speaking on condition of anonymity, the police officers are these days subjected to impromptu checks by plain clothed officers riding on ordinary-plated motorcycles.
“Recently, an officer attached to Kitintale Police Post was arrested for corruption and has since been ordered to return to routine police work and leave the road,” the source, who named the culprit only as Isaac said, adding that the officer was found with Shs20,000 he could not account for.
According to the source, the traffic officers are also ‘not sleeping on the job’, and have devised ways of concealing their booty.
“Nowadays they employ boda boda cyclists; these position themselves near where the officers operate from and are the ones who keep the money the police traffic officers have solicited as bribes,” the source said.
By press time efforts to contact police spokesperson Fred Enanga were futile as his known number was busy.
But several Ugandans including President Yoweri Museveni have at different times expressed reservations about corruption amongst officers of the traffic police, with the President at one time ordering them off the highways.